Motivational Enhancement Therapy (Section V)

From Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavorial Therapy for Adolescent Cannabis Users: CYT Cannabis Youth Treatment Series (Volume 1)

About the Course:

Motivational Enhancement Therapy (Section V): From Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adolescent Cannabis Users is a therapeutic approach based on the premise that clients will best be able to achieve change when motivation comes from within themselves rather than being imposed by the therapist.



Publication Date:

2001; Reprinted 2009


Susan Sampl, Ph.D.; Ronald Kadden, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about Motivational Enhancement Therapy for adolescent cannabis users. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the key concepts and five strategies of motivational enhancement therapy.

  2. Explain the goal of abstinence and how one can learn from a slip or relapse.

  3. Be able to teach the sessions on motivation-building and goal setting.

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